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  • Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky

    Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
  • Myron Kunin dies at 85; hair salon owner collected American art

     Myron Kunin dies at 85; hair salon owner collected American art
    Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements. Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
  • Biotech giant Amgen agrees to acquire Onyx for $10.4 billion

    Two months after being turned away, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amgen will pay $125 per share for the outstanding shares of Onyx, the two companies said Sunday. In...
  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
  • Amgen may be near $10.5-billion deal for Onyx, cancer-drug maker

    After being spurned on its first try, biotech giant Amgen Inc. is said to be close to a $10.5-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. In June, the Thousand Oaks company made an unsolicited offer of $120 a share for Onyx, which is...
  • PASSINGS: Patricia Buffler

    Patricia Buffler Studied causes of childhood leukemia Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
  • Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

    New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday. The formerly HIV-...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Blues honor Jaden Schwartz's late sister

    NHL pluses and minuses: Blues honor Jaden Schwartz's late sister
    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Kudos to the St. Louis Blues for detouring during an East Coast trip to practice at Yale on Friday and attend a women's hockey game in honor of Mandi...
  • Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors

    Don't let religious beliefs impede kids' care: doctors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians and child abuse agencies should step in when parents' religious beliefs keep kids from getting necessary medical care, doctors said Monday. In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on...
  • Foreign films 'Wadjda' and 'Broken Circle' come with back stories

    The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
  • Oscars 2014: Foreign language nominees include 'The Hunt,' 'Omar'

    Oscars 2014: Foreign language nominees include 'The Hunt,' 'Omar'
    In some ways, nothing speaks to the global impact of the Academy Awards quite like the international response to the nominations for best foreign language film. The five nominees in the category are Belgium’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,&...